In case you missed this post, we're moving to Greenville, SC and very excited about it (although we will miss lovely Charlotte, NC). The official date is March 29.
There is a street in downtown Greenville called "Coffee Street" that I told Husband I felt I was destined to live on. I was wrong. We will not be living on Coffee Street.
However, we will be close to the downtown area.
In this house.
I love the house we decided to rent. It's definitely "cottage style," and if we owned it, there are very few things I would change. It's also on a very nice street, where couples were out walking their dogs and dads-and-sons were playing basketball in the driveway and mothers were weeding flower beds. Husband feels good about leaving wife here while he does business :)
It has a living room and a family room, where I will probably set up a study/library/office space since I'll be a student again in the Fall. The "family room" is my favorite room in the house because of the wood paneling that reminds me of the Aspen tree trunks in the Rockies and the big glass sliding doors that open onto a small deck, making it feel airy, open and smack full of sunlight.
The living room has a cozy fireplace and built-in bookshelves (love!) and is also full of natural light. One of my favorite things about this house is the stain on the hardwood floors. It's more of a walnut stain, which means there are no (or fewer) red tints. The last two houses we have rented have had red tints that drove me crazy: our current house has a red tint to the beautiful hardwood floors (which many people would probably love) and our house in Florida had a red tint to the beige walls.
One of the many reasons having to rent has been so beneficial: I now know to look for red tints in paints and stains! I feel that if an item wants to be a little red, it should go all out and just be red! None of this hinting around. However, gray and blue tints, I am all for.
Now, for the one and only downside to this awesome house:
The bathroom. Yikes, that's some bold wallpaper! But at least it's cheerful and very clean. And who knows, it might just grow on me!